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Today’s Observances: July 14

The world:
National Day of France. Bastille Day (1789)
On this date in Bulgarian history:
1896: Final assembling of St Stephen “Iron” Church in Istanbul (went under construction on April 27, 1892 on initiative of Bulgarian Exarch Yossif I).
1921: Bulgaria’s first Advertising Act is promulgated.
2005: First Bulgarian drive-in cinema opens 3 km from Sofia. On an area of 1.9 ha, it has 200 parking spaces and a 200 sq m screen.
2009: Bulgarian News Agency launches an SMS headline domestic and international news service.